Friends, I'm putting together a mix/playlist of score cues that evoke winter, snow, cold, etc. I have searched previous posts in this forum but didn't come up with much. So if there's already a thread for this, apologies in advance.
Here's some of what I have so far, for example:
- "Harry in Winter" from GOBLET OF FIRE - opening titles from THE ICE STORM - "Snowplay" from LITTLE WOMEN - something from DEAD OF WINTER - something from MISERY etc.
Looking mostly for that glassy, bittersweet, mysterioso-style writing, but open to other ideas as well. Not specifically "Christmas" so much as "wintertime." I'm not ruling out scores like KRAMPUS or THE THING or other such dark-thriller-type music -- hell, "Snowmobiles" from DIE HARD 2 is an inevitable inclusion.
Pretty obscure, but this is a favorite of mine I discovered thanks to a friend a few years back:
The second track (starting just under a minute and a half in) is just wonderful...I've been meaning to recommend this one to WagnerAlmighty, based on her love of Conan actually -- there are parts that sound Poledouris-y. If you're reading this WA, give this a listen! (Well, everyone should.)
Might be cheating a bit but Horner's ONCE AROUND and Williams STEPMOM have Christmas scenes but the scores overall sound very winter-y to me. Shimmery colors, warm and reflective (bordering on sullen) atmosphere, etc.
On the more upbeat side of things I get a kick out of Horner's THE PAGEMASTER, though I'm reminded more of winter maybe because I started listening to it when the expansion came out around december.